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Winter wheat unlikely to yield much grain in South Plains of Texas
4/11/2018 7:27:07 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
AFFECTED AREAS:
Bailey County, TX
Borden County, TX
Castro County, TX
Cochran County, TX
Crosby County, TX
Dawson County, TX
Floyd County, TX
Gaines County, TX
Garza County, TX
Hale County, TX
Hockley County, TX
Lamb County, TX
Lubbock County, TX
Lynn County, TX
Mitchell County, TX
Parmer County, TX
Scurry County, TX
Swisher County, TX
Terry County, TX
Yoakum County, TX

Start Date: 4/10/2018 -  
Extreme drought in the South Plains has dramatically affected winter wheat conditions to the point that farmers were assessing wheat field quality to decide whether to use it as hay or to terminate for cotton. Any grain crop at this time would not likely yield much. Subsoil and topsoil moisture levels were very low. Producers were starting to irrigate and prepare for planting. The Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), April 10, 2018
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